Friends of Kelsey Park

Kelsey Park is situated in Beckenham, in the London borough of Bromley. The Friends are a non-profit organisation founded in 1997, currently consisting of around 600 members, dedicated to its running and maintenance.

The Park opened on 31st May 1913, after the land was purchased by the people of Beckenham, for public use and enjoyment. It is a haven for all kinds of flora and fauna, with over 100 kinds of trees and over 65 species of birds having been recorded, a huge variety of flowers in the spectacular herbaceous border, and a vast array of wildlife.

There is something here for everyone - from rose gardens, water features, and nature trails, to tennis courts and a mini golf course, to a café and playground. Dog owners are welcome on the eastern side of the lake, while those seeking a more tranquil outing can find that peace on the other side on the main lawn by the herbaceous border.

For more information, feel free to look around the website, or visit the Information Centre, which is located near to the Manor Way entrance, and is open on weekends and Bank Holidays.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The situation with the global coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing. We will endevour to keep you up to date here on the website, and on the Friends of Kelsey Park Facebook page.

Park: Kelsey Park is currently open to the public for daily exercise.
Please maintain social distancing, only visit with members of your household, and continue to follow any guidance from Bromley Council, NHS and the UK government. Please be aware that guidance from council and government sites is maintained more frequently and supersedes any information on this site or Facebook.

Facilities: The cafe, playpark and toilets are now open. The Information Centre is now also open.

Upcoming Conservation Work
Conservation work to be undertaken on these dates:

  • 8 March,
  • 29 March.

Saturday 28th March - Spring Bat Walk
The event starts at 6:30PM. Please be advised you need to purchase a ticket in advance to attend.

Sunday 5th April - Heron Watch
The event runs from 11AM to 4PM.

Saturday 11th April - Easter Egg Hunts

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